Category Archives: Bric a Brac

Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

Early 20C Nippon Handpainted Porcelain Jug

Early 20C Nippon Handpainted Porcelain Jug. PRESENTING a LOVELY early 20th Century Japanese imported Nippon hand-painted Jug in CLASSIC Art Nouveau style. From circa 1900 this jug is in the classic Art Nouveau style with gorgeous hand-painted flowers/roses and gilted edges. Made of porcelain. Early 20C Nippon Handpainted Porcelain Jug Provenance: From a Private Collection…

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Indo-Persian Desk Companion

Indo-Persian Desk Companion. Lovely little hand-painted Indo-Persian Desk Companion with hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene.,..2006. Two holders for pens. Holders for cards/stationary. VERY DECORATIVE PIECE! “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and…

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Land League Agitation Sketches in Dublin

Land League Agitation Sketches in Dublin. Presenting a part of the Murphy-Proud Collection of RARE 19th Century Illustrations from the original newspapers of the Illustrated London News (ILN). This LARGE framed and matted original print depicts the famous Land League Agitation Sketches in Dublin. This scene evokes POWERFUL memories of the fight for Irish Independence from…

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Early 20C George Washington Portrait Bicentennial Litho

Early 20C George Washington Portrait Bicentennial Litho. PRESENTING A HIGHLY DESIRABLE piece of America History and American Art. This is a large colored lithograph of George Washington, made in 1931 for the Bicentennial Commemoration of Washington’s Birth in 1732. The Bicentennial was held in 1932. After the ‘famed’ unfinished portrait by Gilbert Charles Stuart. This…

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Large Chinese Ceramic of Monk with Children and Cherry Blossom Tree

Large Chinese Ceramic of Monk with Children and Cherry Blossom Tree. PRESENTING A LOVELY Large Chinese Ceramic of Monk with Children and Cherry Blossom Tree. This porcelain Statue has been hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts a Chinese Monk and 3 Children playing around a Cherry Blossom Tree, in period costume..     We would be…

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Chinese Ceramic of Boy & Girl

Chinese Ceramic of Boy & Girl. PRESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic of Boy & Girl. This porcelain Statue is hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts a Chinese boy and girl in period dress.     The figures are in a standing pose. The boy is extending a scroll with chinese lettering and the girl is holding…

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Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga

Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga. RESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga. This porcelain Statue is hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of ‘Maa Durga’.       The figure is in a seated pose, with hands 2 sets of hands crossed in meditation and prayer. She would have had 24 hands…

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Chinese Ceramic Child

Chinese Ceramic Child. PRESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic Child. This porcelain Statue is hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts a Chinese child in period dress.   The figure is in a standing pose, with hands held together in the form of making a prayer or offering. The child is wearing a flowing robe, with sashes and…

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Chinese Ceramic of Lady with Flowers & Fan

Chinese Ceramic of Lady with Flowers & Fan. PRESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic of Lady with Flowers & Fan. This porcelain Statue has been hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts a Lady/Chinese Courtesan reclining on a seat, in period costume, holding a fan and surrounded by flowers..   The figure is in a seated pose, with…

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Pair of Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin

Pair of Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin. PRESENTING A LOVELY Pair of Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin. These porcelain Statues are hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of ‘GUAN YIN’.     The figures are in a seated pose, with hands crossed holding a sacred urn or offering. One figure (the one on the right)…

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